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Making Bridges for ES-OMC-56 Model Guitars

28 Jan 2022 1 minute read 0 comments Eric Schaefer Guitars

Β  In this episode of Guitar Making, I demonstrate my process for batching out guitar bridges for my orchestra model cutaway style 56 guitars, cutting the individual bridge blanks from a billet of Macassar Ebony and shaping them with the bandsaw, spi...

Inlay Cutting Tips

28 Jan 2022 1 minute read 0 comments Eric Schaefer Guitars

In this episode of DIY Guitar Making, I share some tips for cutting guitar inlays including what tools to use, techniques for using the jeweler's saw, and how to plan out your cuts so that your work comes out the best that it can be. πŸ”΄ All episodes...

The Chaos Behind the Scenes at Eric Schaefer Guitars

25 Jan 2022 1 minute read 0 comments Eric Schaefer Guitars

In this episode of DIY Guitar Making: A look at the shop when it becomes overwhelmed with projects and dust. I also talk about future plans for dust collection and some tool storage fixtures that I am building. πŸ”΄ All episodes available at diyguitarm...

Gluing the Bookmatched Pairs for the Guitar Build Workshops

25 Jan 2022 1 minute read 0 comments Eric Schaefer Guitars

In this episode of DIY Guitar Making, I am joining the bookmatched sets of Nicaraguan Rosewood, Honduran Mahogany and German Spruce that I jointed in the previous video. These bookmatched sets will be used on upcoming student builds. πŸ”΄ All episodes...

Jointing Tops and Backs for the Guitar Build Workshops

23 Jan 2022 1 minute read 0 comments Eric Schaefer Guitars

In this episode of DIY Guitar Making, I'm jointing the soundboards and backs for the acoustic guitar build workshops. I'm using a shooting board and a #5 jack plane. πŸ”΄All episodes available at diyguitarmaking.com πŸ”΄ Register for an 8 day Hands-On Gui...

Recap of the 2020 Acoustic Guitar Build Workshops

23 Jan 2022 1 minute read 0 comments Eric Schaefer Guitars

πŸ”΄ All episodes available at diyguitarmaking.com πŸ”΄ Register for an 8 day Hands-On Guitar Building Workshop in Bernville, Pennsylvania: https://www.ericschaeferguitars.com/learn-to-build-your-own-guitar/ πŸ”΄Check out the online course "Building an OM Ac...

Thoughts on Wood Choice for Inlay

21 Jan 2022 1 minute read 0 comments Eric Schaefer Guitars

In this episode of DIY Guitar Making: A discussion of the considerations one should make when selecting materials for use as inlay on your guitar's headstock or fretboard. πŸ”΄ All episodes available at diyguitarmaking.com πŸ”΄ Register for an 8 day Hands...

Creating Space for the Truss Rod and Installing Brass Inserts on the Tenon of Guitars #56 and #57

21 Jan 2022 1 minute read 0 comments Eric Schaefer Guitars

In this episode of DIY Guitar Making: Continuing where I left off with the Ziricote and Western Red Cedar guitar #56 and the Tiger Myrtle and Redwood guitar #57, I cut a pocket for the truss rod extension to fit in the mortise and drill holes for th...

I'm Back! Where I've Been and a Look at Guitars #56 and #57

20 Jan 2022 1 minute read 0 comments Eric Schaefer Guitars

In this episode of DIY Guitar Making, I'm back in the shop with some news! Also we take a look at guitars #56 and #57 and talk a little bit about some unique tuner choices for these guitars. πŸ”΄ All episodes available at diyguitarmaking.com πŸ”΄ Register...

Carving the Neck of Guitar #57

20 Jan 2022 1 minute read 0 comments Eric Schaefer Guitars

Finally some neck carving on this most unusual of guitars! In this episode of DIY Guitar Making, I'm using zebrawood for the neck and the fretboard. πŸ”΄ All episodes available at diyguitarmaking.com πŸ”΄ Register for an 8 day Hands-On Guitar Building Wor...